2015-16 Classical Guitar Series

2:30 p.m. on Sundays

General Seating

Jason Vieaux

Sun. Sep 20, 2015

Jason Vieaux will begin the season as he returns for the fifth time to the Xavier Music Series. NPR describes the Grammy-winning guitarist as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” and Gramophone magazine puts him “among the elite of today's classical guitarists.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

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Irina Kulikova

Sun. Oct 4, 2015

With the rare beauty of her tone and her enchanting presence on stage, Irina Kulikova catches the hearts of audiences across the globe. Soundboard Magazine describes her playing as “some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard.” She belongs to that class of musicians that tell something so special with their instrument.

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Gaelle Solal

Sun. Nov 15, 2015

Gaelle Solal is an accomplished guitarist who began playing at the age of 6. She has travelled the world performing in numerous concert halls and has been granted numerous acknowledgements and awards. With a passion for contemporary music, she has delivered many world and regional premieres.

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Michael Partington

Sun. Feb 7, 2016

Michael Partington will show why he is considered one of the most engaging of the new generation of concert players as he premieres new works at this concert. Audiences are put at ease by his charming stage manner and captivated by his musical interpretations. Classical Guitar Magazine describes Partington as “intelligent and articulate young guitarist, one to be welcomed without reservation. "His innate rhythmic understanding and sense for tonal color combine to form some of the most memorable phrasing to be heard on the guitar.

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Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo

Sun. Mar 20, 2016

Giampaolo Bandini and Cesare Chiacchiaretta propose Argentine music through the charm and magic of its most representative instruments, guitar and bandoneon. The duo immediately became an important point of reference in the international concert circuit thanks to their great communicativeness and extraordinary charisma. The duo's music has been described as “a condensing of emotions and real life."

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All programs, dates, times and artists are subject to change.